Map of Protected Lands in Dutchess County

Earth Matters Webinars

Season Three
Becky Nesel - From Ocean Floors to Glacial Shores: The Hudson Valley's Geologic Story
Tom Wessels - Reading the Forested Landscape
Dave Strayer - The Past and Future of the Hudson River
Robert Thorson - Stone By Stone: The Magnificent History in Greater New England's Stone Walls
Will Tatum - Palimpsest of Land Use: Reading the Landscape as a Historical Source
Season Two
Jeff Lowenfels - The New Soil Food Web
Don Smith - The Answer is Soil
Matt Powers - Regenerative Soil
Dr. Jane Lucas - Soil Health in the Age of Antibiotics
Alexis Doshas - Understanding and Managing Soils
Rick Carr - Composting and Vermicomposting
Season One
Doug Tallamy - Nature's Best Hope
Becca Rodomsky-Bish - The Challenges Birds Face and How Our Yards Can Help
Joyce Tomaselli - Controlling Invasives in Managed Landscapes and Beyond

Winter Geology Walk at Dover Stone Church Posters

Land Stewardship

Natural Resources
Dutchess County Environmental Management Council
Dutchess County Natural Resources Inventory

Climate Change & Resiliency
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
USDA Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center

Invasive Species
Spongy Moth Controls
DLC Video - Spongy Moth: Destroying Pupae & Egg Masses

Lower Hudson Valley Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management

USDA Forest Service Insect & Disease Conditions

Dutchess County Soil & Water Conservation District Buffer Initiative

Farming & Agriculture

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
Cornell Small Farms Program
Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

Maps & Mapping

DEC Hudson Valley Natural Resource Mapper
Dutchess County Aerial Access
Dutchess County Parcel Access
Dutchess County Tourism Outdoor Trail Map 
Hudsonia Habitat Mapping
USDA Web Soil Survey

Landscaping & Gardening

Deer Resistant Plants
Landscaping with New York State Native Plants 
Soil Testing for Nutrients
New York State DEC Mowing Recommendations
Dutchess County Soil & Water Conservation District Buffer Initiative


New York State
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York State DEC Region 3 Contact Information 

Dutchess County
Dutchess County Government 
Dutchess County Planning & Development – Environment 


Hudson Valley Environmental Organizations
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 
Dutchess County Soil & Water Conservation District 
Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance 

National Organizations
Audubon Society 
The Nature Conservancy 
Open Space Institute 

Other Hudson Valley Organizations
Friends of Stissing Landmarks

Grants & Funding Opportunities

New York State DEC Grants 
New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets Funding Opportunities 

Education & Family Activities

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum 
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum 
Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center 
Trevor Zoo